Lot # 34: 1907 Dietsche Postcards Ty Cobb (HOF RC - Batting) - PSA GOOD 2

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Starting Bid: $750.00

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Item was in Auction "Summer, 2021 Premier Auction",
which ran from 8/9/2021 9:00 PM to
8/28/2021 9:00 PM

Highly-desirable card from the 1907 Dietsche Postcards issue, one of the earliest cards of the Hall of Fame outfielder, issued in conjunction with the Detroit Tigers' appearance in the 1907 World Series.  The Dietsche issue included two poses of Cobb - one picturing him fielding (which, it is theorized, was issued only in 1907), and this one picturing him batting (which was issued in both 1907 and 1908).  This particular example was issued in 1907, as indicated on the copyright date printed on the card reverse - a true rookie postcard.  As prices realized for the "fielding" pose has escalated (Love of the Game was the first auction company to sell a low-grade "fielding" pose for more than $10,000, and sold a VG example in our spring, 2021 auction for nearly $40,000), the "batting" pose has followed suit with collector-grade examples increasing in value substantially.  This is an extremely attractive example, graded GOOD 2 by PSA due largely to a series of wrinkles across the card from left to right, at Cobb's knees.  A light wrinkle is noted at the upper-left corner, as is some light corner wear.  The surface wear so common with this issue is largely absent, as is the chipping typically seen at the edges.  A truly exceptional card from Cobb's first season on cardboard, well-preserved with outstanding eye appeal.

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